Careless Tweets Cost Lives: British Ads Against Oversharing

It's hard not to make fun of the British Defense Ministry's new public service announcements about social media. Directed at servicemen and women who have mobile phones and computers and Facebook accounts, et cetera, the message is clear. "It's not just your friends and family reading your updates," says one of the new ads, or "adverts" in British. "Think before you tweet/blog/update/tag/comment/check-in/upload/text/share," instructs another. My goodness, that's sort of saying that basically everything people do on the internet is jeopardizing the war on terror. Even your mom is endangering crown and country!

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